Enjoy the great outdoor experience the Southern Ridges has to offer! The Southern Ridges comprises 10 km of green, open spaces that connect Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. Steeped in history and home to some of nature's greatest gifts of flora and fauna, the Southern Ridges is certainly worthy of repeat visits. It is also one of the best spots in Singapore to catch panoramic views of the city, harbour and the Southern Islands.
Henderson Waves, a structure not to be missed, connects Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park. Standing at 36m above Henderson Road, it is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore, andfrequently visited for its artistic, distinctive wave-like structure consisting of a series of undulating curved 'ribs'. The other highlights of the Southern Ridges are the Forest Walk and Canopy Walk - bridges cutting through the Adinandra Belukar, a distinct type of secondary forest. Here, you can see a rich variety of flora and fauna and observe birds in their natural habitats. Walk on the Ridges and take beautiful photos of wild flowers and birds. Explore Berlayer Creek at the newly launched Labrador Nature & Coastal Walk as well. Home to a myriad of flora and fauna, it is a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The Southern Ridges is ideal for walking enthusiasts, history lovers, photography buffs, nature lovers, bird watchers, families and friends.
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What to wear and bring
- Do dress comfortably and wear walking shoes.
- Bring a hat, sunscreen lotion, water, insect repellant, binoculars and camera
1) HortPark Garden Tour ($7/pax, at least 15 to sign up, 1 guide to max 25 pax)
Take a stroll around HortPark and learn all about interesting plants and gardening ideas as we take you through the various Theme Gardens and Display Plots.
2) Kent Ridge Park Heritage Tour ($7/pax, at least 15 to sign up, 1 guide to max 20 pax)
You will be guided through the forest to learn about interesting fauna and flora, while learning all about the fiercest battle fought in Singapore during the World War II.
3) Southern Ridges Nature Tour ($9/pax, at least 15 to sign up, 1 guide to max 20 pax)
This tour takes you through the Southern Ridges, a soothing sanctuary of greenery that is steeped in history and nature's unique flora and fauna. Highlights of the tour include the Henderson Waves, Sembcorp Forest of Giants, Forest Walk and Singing.
4) Fascinating Forest of Labrador Tour ($9/pax, at least 15 to sign up, 1 guide to max 20 pax)
Labrador Nature Reserve has played a significant role in the early years of trading and in the defence of Singapore during World War II. Discover the rich heritage of Labrador Nature Reserve, explore Singapore's only coastal cliff vegetation, and learn how plants in the nature reserve play an important role in the ecosystem by supporting the different life forms.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the HortPark hotline at 64715601 to sign up for the guided tours.
DIY e-Guides to Southern Ridges Trails
The respective order of each trail are as follows:
1) From Marang Trail to Kent Ridge Park
Marang Trail > Faber Walk > Henderson Waves > Hilltop Walk > Forest Walk > Alexandra Arch > Floral Walk > Canopy Walk
2) From Kent Ridge Park to Marang Trail
Canopy Walk > Floral Walk > Alexandra Arch > Forest Walk > Hilltop Walk > Henderson Waves > Faber Walk > Marang Trail
3) From Marang Trail to Labrador Nature Reserve
Marang Trail > Faber Walk > Henderson Waves > Hilltop Walk > Forest Walk > Labrador Nature Reserve
4) From Labrador Nature Reserve to Marang Trail
Labrador Nature Reserve > Forest Walk > Hilltop Walk > Henderson Waves > Faber Walk > Marang Trail
Volunteer at HortPark & the Southern Ridges
If you are fond of gardenind and nature, sign up as a volunteer at HortPark & the Southern Ridges! Simply complete and send the Volunteer Application Form below to NParks_HortPark@nparks.gov.sg, and we will catch up with you soon.
We welcome corporates and schools to join us as volunteers too.
Series of intersecting trails